Kinzua Bridge, MT. Jewett, PA. & Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, Wellsboro, PA. September 24-26, 2021.
Fall is the perfect time to visit Northern Pennsylvania. Bus Departs Lancaster & Harrisburg, PA. Contact me if you're in need of a hotel reservation the night before departure. If your not local to Lancaster, join us along the way.
Day 1: Depart Lancaster or Harrisburg. Breakfast stop included. Once arriving at the Kinzua Bridge we will be greeted by a Park Ranger to learn the history of the bridge and the area. The bridge stood for 121 years before partially collapsing under the powerful winds of a tornado in 2003. In 2009, work started to reinvent the remaining towers of the historic viaduct as a pedestrian walkway. That plan was changed. Today the Viaduct has been reinvented as the Kinzua Sky
Walk — a spectacular walkway that once again allows the public to “Walk the Tracks Across the Sky.” A partial glass-bottomed observation deck enables visitors to look down at the remaining towers supporting the historic structure. There will be free time to enjoy the Northern Pennsylvania mountains, take a hike to the valley below the bridge, a leisurely stroll on one of the trails (these are flat and easy to moderate) or just relax. https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/KinzuaBridgeStatePark. After departing the Kinzua Bridge, we depart for Wellsboro, PA. Where we will spend the next two nights at the Penn Wells Lodge https://www.pennwells.com/. After checking into our rooms, we will take a short walk to the Penn Wells Hotel. We will be greeted with a 1-hour Welcome Reception featuring a local wine and a craft beer on tap, and local cider along with cheese and crackers. We will learn the history of this historical hotel built in 1869. Following will be a buffet dinner. We will return to Penn Wells Lodge after dinner.
Day 2: Breakfast buffet at the hotel before departing with a Step-On Guide of Highland Chocolates where we have a factory tour including samples. Everyone will receive a goodie bag consisting of bark, nonpareils, pretzels, drops, and a truffle https://highlandchocolates.org/. Next stop on the tour is the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon’s East rim at Leonard Harrison State Park. You will have time to walk the upper trail if you choose and look below to the Pennsylvania Rail to Trail. If you are interested in hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the motorcoach will return later to pick you up.
This is a steep trail and takes about 45 minutes one way. https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/LeonardHarrisonStatePark/. Returning to Wellsboro we will have a short walking tour of the town. You will have the remainder of the day to explore family owned and operated stores and restaurants that line Main Street, take in the town's iconic gas lights, which are lit 24 hours a day with the Historic homes and a beautiful town green add to the unique feel of this quintessential small town. What better way to end the day than a Sunset Dinner Train Ride on the Tioga Central Railroad https://tiogacentral.com/.
Day 3: Breakfast buffet at the hotel before departing the Penn Wells Lodge. We have a short drive to the Ole Covered Wagon along route 6. Having a savory Cowboy home cooked lunch before boarding our covered wagon for a 2-hour ride at the base of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon http://www.olecoveredwagon.com/. Depart for home, dinner stop not included.
Round Trip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, 2 Nights Lodging, 1 Made to Order Breakfast, 2 Buffet Breakfasts, Guided Tour at Kinzua Bridge, Welcome Reception, Buffet Dinner, Step-On Guide, Highland Chocolate Tour, Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, Sunset Dinner Train Ride, Cowboy Cookout & Ole Covered Wagon Ride, Snacks & Water on the Bus. Knowledgeable and Experienced Tour Representative on Motorcoach and at the Hotel.
1 Per room - $725.00 2 Per room - $563.00
3 Per room - $514.00 4 Per room - $490.00
$150.00 Deposit per person due to reserve your seat.
A full refund will be given 60 days prior to tour departure. Minus any monies for reserved seat tickets or any other admission that has been paid by Bucket List Tours by Barb. All monies will only be refunded if the ticket is resold. Cancellations received 45 - 60 days prior to tour will be subject to a $75.00/person per day cancellation fee. Plus, any monies for reserved seat tickets or any other admission that has been paid by Bucket List Tours by Barb. All monies will only be refunded if the tickets are resold. No refunds within 45 days or less prior to departure. Cancellation policy will be adjusted as needed due to COVID-19.
Additional Tour Information: Fall is the perfect time to head to Northern Pennsylvania. Travel stress free by motorcoach with Bucket List Tours by Barb. You may bring a small cooler to fit at your feet on the bus.